The Highfield Community Enrichment Project is one of eight demonstration sites for the ‘Better Beginnings, Better Futures’ initiative, a comprehensive, community-driven program dedicated to the prevention of children's mental health problems in Ontario and the promotion of child, family, and community wellness. Drawing from this multi-method, longitudinal research project, authors Geoffrey Nelson, S. Mark Pancer, Karen Hayward, and Ray DeV. Peters have written Partnerships for Prevention, providing insights and lessons on how prevention programs can be planned, implemented, and managed in a low-income, multicultural context with a high degree of community involvement.
The authors demonstrate not just that the program works, but how it works, and in so doing make a contribution to theory, research, and practice in primary prevention and mental health promotion for children. Partnerships for Prevention provides a great deal of knowledge that will be of interest and use to policy-makers, program planners, practitioners, and community residents, who wish to create prevention programs.
|Publisher:||University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division|
|Product dimensions:||7.04(w) x 10.09(h) x 1.96(d)|
About the Author
Karen Hayward is an independent social research consultant living in Toronto.
Geoffrey Nelson is a professor in the Department of Psychology at Wilfrid Laurier University.
S. Mark Pancer is a professor in the Department of Psychology at Wilfrid Laurier University.
Table of Contents
Part 1 Setting the Stage: The Context of the Highfield Community Enrichment Project (Better Beginnings Better Futures)
1 Putting Prevention in Context
2 The Research Process
3 The Highfield Community
Part 2 The Programs and Their Development: A Partnership Approach to Prevention
4 How Programs Got Started: From Ideas to Action through Partnership
5 Family Support Programs
6 School-Based Programs
7 Community Development
Part 3 A New Way
8 Project Organization and Management
9 Partnerships with Service Providers
10 Partnerships with Community Residents
Part 4 Changed Lives, A Changed Community
11 What Happened to the Children?
12 What Happened to the Parents and Families?
13 What Happened to the School and Community?
Part 5 The Future
14 What Have We Learned?
15 Where Do We Go from Here? Critical Reflections on the Highfield Community Enrichment Project
Epilogue: Current Status of the Highfield Community
Enrichment Project appendix: methodology references contributors index